Coaching and Consulting

simon-rose-5A professional writing coach is someone with whom you can consult, ask questions and receive constructive feedback. They act as a guide as you build your career as a professional writer. A coach can help you conquer a stumbling block, regain momentum or make a start on a new project.


My program helps you progress as a writer. You decide what you want to work on during a personalized, one on one relationship. I can be your coach for just one month or we can establish a month-to-month arrangement, depending on your schedule and expectations. Contact me directly for rates and fees for the coaching program.

Here are a few examples of topics we can cover, but I’m very flexible regarding  your own unique requirements in areas where you feel that you need the most help.

Character Development  Dialogue and Format 
Editing and Revision  Story Structure and Plot
Pacing Your Story  Realistic Settings 
Dramatic Beginnings    Cliffhanger Endings
Submitting Work  The Publishing World  
Marketing and Promotion Websites and Blogs


You can also learn more about the writing and publishing process, including where ideas come from and how writers turn them into stories, choosing names for characters, the importance of historical research if your novel is set in a different era, the role of editing and revision, marketing and promotion, and more, in The Children’s Writer’s Guide, The Working Writer’s Guide, and School & Library Visits for Authors & Illustrators. The writing of time travel stories and historical fiction is covered in The Time Traveler’s Guide, and fantasy and magic in Exploring the Fantasy Realm. The study guides for my novels are featured in Where do Ideas Come From?

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